Neither LeBron James nor Russel Westbrook played in the Rockets primetime win over the Lakers, Allen Iverson weighs in on whether MJ or LeBron is the GOAT, LeBron James responds Donald Trump’s about the NBA’s anthem protests, and Greg Popovich called Nikola Jokic the reincarnation of Larry Bird, a title for which a new strange contender appears every day. PLUS: Eight time Olympic gold medalist Usain Bolt breaks down footage of Tom Brady and other players running the 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine.
USAIN BOLT: Should I feed you? [INAUDIBLE] No.
JARED QUAY: We should be in the middle of the Summer Olympics. Instead, they're postponed to 2021, leaving plenty of time for Usain Bolt to chat it up with his daughter, Lightning.
USAIN BOLT: Look at you. [LAUGHS]
JARED QUAY: It's a cool name, Lightning and Bolt, you can't beat them in a relay. Later, we'll see what the world's fastest man thinks of Tom Brady running a 40. But first, we got to step inside the bubble. I've been looking forward to the Lakers versus Rockets in prime time since the schedules were released. But it turned out to be a bunch of nothing.
- Zero, man, zilch.
JARED QUAY: Sure, the Rockets won last night. But LeBron and Westbrook sat out with injuries.
- That can't be.
JARED QUAY: Yeah, at the last second, both of them came down with a bad case of load management. Prayers up for my dogs. Hope they all right.
JARED QUAY: And while we're talking about the King, The Answer has the answer on MJ versus LeBron.
ALLEN IVERSON: As much as I love Michael Jordan, like, dog, man, LeBron James is the one, dog. He the one, man.
JARED QUAY: You heard Allen Iverson, Jordan might be able to stop bullets, but LeBron doesn't need to. Yo, Bron, you think you could take Jordan one on one?
LEBRON JAMES: I can sit here and speak for all of us that love the game of basketball, we could care less.
JARED QUAY: Actually, that was his response when told that the president had strong feelings about the NBA's anthem protests.
DONALD TRUMP: When I see them kneeling, I don't-- I just turn off the game. I have no interest in the game.
JARED QUAY: Meaning he probably didn't watch the Spurs get beat by the Nuggets the other day and missed Gregg Popovich saying this about Nikola Jokic.
GREGG POPOVICH: Jokic, he's like a reincarnation of Larry Bird.
JARED QUAY: Look, I hate to call out Pop, but we know that's bull-[BLEEP]. If we learned anything this week, it's that Larry Bird's reincarnation is this tomato. Hoo, hoo, that look Larry Bird. Ain't that right, Jeff Van Gundy?
JEFF VAN GUNDY: What is that? Oh, that's disrespectful.
- He's just taking it too far.
JARED QUAY: We caught up with Usain Bolt at the Super Bowl earlier this year. And while we can't watch him go for gold, we can watch him critique these NFL players' 40s.
All right, I'mma show you a couple of people running 40s, and I want you to give me, you know, expert training on what they did good, what they did bad, all right? The first person we've got is John Ross, who has the world record for the 40 time at the NFL combine. So let's check it out. And so you tell me if this is good or what-- what he could have did differently.
USAIN BOLT: For me, he didn't get into his running. He was leaning too far forward. It's good, 30 meters is good. But he got to get up and run.
- I think he missed the patting on his chest as he was going--
USAIN BOLT: [LAUGHS]
JARED QUAY: --past the line. That's what I think.
USAIN BOLT: Yeah, but I equal that time in joggers, bro.
JARED QUAY: All right, we got Tom Brady.
USAIN BOLT: Oh, man, that is-- everything is bad there. Everything is bad there.
JARED QUAY: [LAUGHS]
USAIN BOLT: Listen-- [LAUGHS]
JARED QUAY: And then last but not least, we got my man, Chris Jones--
USAIN BOLT: Oh, yeah, yeah.
JARED QUAY: --who's going to be playing.
USAIN BOLT: Uh-oh.
JARED QUAY: Look at that. That's 310 pounds.
USAIN BOLT: Ah!
JARED QUAY: He look like he's screaming as he runs.
USAIN BOLT: Yeah. [LAUGHS]
JARED QUAY: Oh, and then, oh, listen, you know he move fast.
USAIN BOLT: No, man, no.
JARED QUAY: Check this out.
USAIN BOLT: He's just trying to-- he's just trying to get to the line, though.
JARED QUAY: The man ran so fast his underpants came down. You ever ran that fast your underpants came off, man?
USAIN BOLT: Nah, no, no.
JARED QUAY: That's the Flash.
USAIN BOLT: We've got some good-- we've got some good tights.
JARED QUAY: All right.
USAIN BOLT: We need to talk to the NFL about it.